There’s clutch hitting.
There’s hitting behind the runner.
There’s defensive hitting.
There’s hitting ahead in the count.
Plain and simple, Luke Hostetter can just hit.
This week, Hostetter’s hitting helped Myerstown to the Lebanon County American Legion baseball championship. For his efforts, Hostetter was honored with the Jack Bicher award as the best hitter during the local summer circuit’s playoff tournament.
During Myerstown’s clinching, come-from-behind 6-5 triumph over Annville on Wednesday, Hostetter drove in four runs. His clutch two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning tied the score at five.
In the bottom of the fourth, it was Hostetter who drove in the run that pulled Myerstown to within 4-2 of the lead. Hostetter also knocked home a run in the bottom of the first with a sacrifice fly.